Government Affairs Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category:
  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 12-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/12768
  • Job Title: Government Affairs Manager
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  • Summary:

Government Affairs Manager


Salary Range: $143,395 – $194,005

12 Month fixed Term Contract

Job Requisition ID 12768


About the role


The Next Generation Critical Communications business unit is responsible for critical communication and application capability which underpin the delivery of essential services by multiple agencies.

The business unit has a programme for replacing Emergency Services critical radio networks with modern broadband communications in order to better support and deliver frontline services.   Critical communications are an essential tool as they underpin safety, health and wellbeing outcomes for New Zealanders.


What will you be doing


To support the delivery of these outcomes the Government Affairs Manager is responsible for management of relationships with all external agencies and is the single point of contact with The Treasury and State Services Commission.  Responsibilities also include the establishment and coordination of governance activities within the business unit, including being the secretariat for the Executive Governance Board.


What you’ll bring


  1. Look after our people
  • Understand the hazards faced by the team and enable them to eliminate or minimise the associated risk
  • Ensure all team accidents, incidents and near misses re reported, investigated and endorsed in MyPolice
  • Proactively manage employee return to work programmes where required
  • Actively encourage and enable Wellness and Safety initiatives and training


      2. Leadership

  • Contribute to the business unit vision and the missions of our programmes’ – lead from the front.
  • Drive delivery of the governance and policy activities within the business unit and its programmes’ – make things happen, with and through others.
  • Develop all governance aspects of the business unit in consultation with the business unit director, senior leadership team, executive board and senior responsible owners.  This begins with the committed programmes’ – helping staff and organisations to realise and understand the future.
  • Demonstrate superior initiative – inspiring others through taking action.
  • Support the Executive Governance Board and business unit Director, and provide representation of the programme, where required.


      3. Delivery Management

  • Establishment of the business unit Executive Governance Board, including managing the appointments process and working with State Services Commission to ensure high quality appointments are confirmed in a timely manner. 
  • Perform secretariat functions for the Executive Governance Board, including minutes, correspondence and coordination. Support the Executive Governance Board chair and members, where necessary.
  • Prepare decision papers for the Executive Governance Board, as agreed with the business unit Director. Support the Director in fulfilling the directions from the Board.
  • Deliver or coordinate executive level reporting, analysis, briefs and other information flows between governance groups, key stakeholders, The Treasury, State Services Commission and other agencies.
  • Deliver budget bids, compliance, official information requests and government agency information packs.
  • Manage the relationship with policy functions within Police and other agencies, coordinating these activities and ensuring a single approach.
  • Coordinate business assurance activities, such as programme Gateway reviews, GCDO assurance activities, independent quality assurance activities (IQA and TQA) and any other activities agreed with the Director.
  • Day-to-day management of executive governance activities, including the assurance of regular meetings, distribution of minutes, attendance at meetings, appointment of members, and management of roles and responsibilities.


      4. Relationship management

  • The successful applicant can expect to build and maintain relationships across the New Zealand Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, St John and Wellington Free Ambulance.


The panel will consist of:

  • TBC


Additional Requirements:

  • Potential to perform well in the position, given a reasonable period of time for familiarisation and/or training.
  • Personal attributes and temperament relevant to the position.
  • General health which will allow for the performance of all duties and functions of the position (for constabulary employees a current PCT is an indicator of general health).


How to Apply:


If this position sounds like you, click ‘Apply’ now. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum four pages) which provides an account of your relevant skills, experience and education. You will also be required to provide a cover letter. When completing the application form, please insert N/A into fields relating to core competencies, as these are not required.

IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies’ to apply for this position.


If you have any queries, please contact Senior Recruitment Advisor Karl Millington on


Applications close at 5pm, Tuesday 19th November